STUNNING IMAGES SHOW GROUP OF CRICKETERS PRACTISING ON TOP OF A CATHEDRAL

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NEWS COPY - WITH PICTURES - by Josh Payne These stunning photographs show a group of cricketers preparing for a tournament - by practising on top of a CATHEDRAL. The players took to the dizzy heights at historic Worcester Cathedral to hone their batting and bowling skills at 203ft (61m). Breathtaking images show the sport being played on top of the Grade I-listed building on Tuesday (9/5) with views of the River Severn and New Road cricket ground. It was to publicise the city's Street Sixes tournament, which will be played on Worcester High Street on July 10. Organisers said the event, which is in it's second year, is "about bringing cricket where there are no ball games allowed." It raises funds for Worcestershire Cobham Cricket Trust which provides cricketing opportunities to disadvantaged people. Tom Hill, cricket development director at Worcestershire Cricket and running Street Sixes said: "As well as raising funds to support disadvantaged young people, this is an original and fun team building exercise, for staff, colleagues, clients and suppliers to get together as a team. "We already have teams from local businesses including Ringway; Worcester County Council; Modus and Santander already signed up and are honoured to have the support and backing of the Worcestershire Ambassadors to help highlight this cause and our event. "Thanks too to Worcester Cathedral for their support in letting us practice on top of the Cathedral tower. "This is after all about bringing cricket where there are no ball games allowed." * Worcester Cathedral, which was built between 1084 and 1504, is 203ft tall and is located on a bank overlooking the River Severn. The impressive former Priory was renovated in 1860 and featured on the reverse of a £20 note between 1999 and 2007. ENDS